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Our team

These are our facilitators and horse specialists. It is their job to shine a light, not on themselves - but on what is happening.

And while that'™s as it should be. We would like to take this opportunity to talk about their expertise, experience and hard work - without which we wouldn't be able to do what we do.

For the first time I truly understood the power of emotions and how, if I am not afraid of them, I can use them to enhance my leadership rather than detract from it. Equest has developed a fantastic learning experience.

Robin Birkett, GM - Learning and Development. MAN Truck and Bus UK Ltd

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Pam Billinge Director

Pam has supported organisations and individuals through change and transition since the mid 1980s. In 2008 she founded Equest pioneering an innovative and unique approach to embodied leadership and organisation development.

Pam has worked with a wide range of blue chip companies including: Nokia, British Aerospace and Coopers & Lybrand in senior operational leadership and HR roles. Her clients include: MAN Truck and Bus UK, Motorola, HM Prison Service, Cargyll Consulting, Nokia, Tubelines, Royal Mail.

Pam’s approach is pragmatic, creative, plain-speaking, insightful, compassionate, robustly challenging and supportive whether she is consulting, coaching or facilitating.

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Sarah Wearing Horse Specialist

Sarah is one of only eleven 3* Parelli Natural Horsemanship Instructors in the UK. This means she has a wealth of knowledge and experience to share about horse behaviour and psychology and how and why horses respond to people as they do.

Sarah also brings her experience in management and entrepreneurship to the table. She has run a consultancy business for 13 years, holds a Masters Degree in Management and is a Fellow of The Chartered Institute of Management and a member of the Institute of Business Consulting.

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Alison Gamblin Facilitator

For the last 20 years, Alison has worked as a consultant with a wide range of multi-national, multi-cultural organisations, supporting them in planning and implementing major change programmes, both at a Board, Team and individual level. Clients include: BAe Systems, Selex ES (UK and Italy), AGCO, Almarai (Saudi Arabia), Nylacast, TH White, Swindon Borough Council, Knorr-Bremse, Network Rail, Microsoft, Virgin Holidays.

Alison’s key strengths are a practical, challenging, business focussed approach balanced with supporting and building the confidence of those she works with.

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Pip Haydock Facilitator

Pip started her career in retail management before moving into HR and from there into consulting. She set up the 2gether Partnership seven years ago. Her focus is on Personal Leadership, Strategic Influencing and Business Relationships through consulting, coaching and bespoke training.

People say they appreciate her creative spirit, her sense of fun and integrity and her ability to speak the normally unspeakable in a powerful yet non- threatening way.

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Justin Featherstone Facilitator

Justin is a leadership consultant, expedition leader and an infrequent television and radio presenter. He has worked with a variety of Public Sector and commercial organisations both in the UK and overseas and specialises in developing values-based leadership and organisational culture. Justin is also an occasional lecturer at the University of Exeter Business School and the University of Llubljana, Slovenia.

A former Major in the The Princess of Wales’ Royal Regiment, Justin has been involved in various operations over his eighteen years’ service, including commanding a Company in Southern Iraq in 2004. His last posting was as the principal leadership Staff Officer at the Royal Military Academy, Sandhurst.

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Sarah Davies Facilitator

Sarah’s relationship with Equest goes back a long way – she and Pam worked together as internal change consultants with BAE Systems in the 1990s. A Fellow of the CIPD, Sarah has run her own facilitation and coaching business for many years.

She is pragmatic and results-focussed, yet remains fascinated by people – their values, strengths, attitudes and motivational drivers. Sarah keeps her own horses and they play an important part in family life.

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Claire Francis Horse Specialist

Claire is a Licensed 2* Parelli Natural Horsemanship Instructor. Following 10 years working with young adults with Severe Learning Difficulties, she retrained as a Specialist Literacy Teacher for children with Dyslexia.

Her journey to achieve the much sought after Parelli professional qualification has included training with some of the leading natural horsemen and women in the UK and USA. She has been based at the James Roberts Foundation Station – one of the leading colt-starting and natural horsemanship training centre in the UK – since December 2009.

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Paul Titcomb Horse Specialist

Before becoming a full-time instructor in Natural Horsemanship Paul Titcomb completed 30 years serving in the Metropolitan Police. He spent many years training officers in personal safety, arrest and restraint. Later as a Sergeant he was appointed as Training Manager responsible for a variety of training needs and was selected to operate in central London at a specialist training unit.

During his career in training and development Paul gained a Certificate in Education and became a Master of NLP & Hypnosis. After leaving the Police in 2008 Paul is now able to pursue his passion in horses. In 2011 he spent time in the USA where he qualified as an instructor in Parelli Natural Horsemanship. He has taught in the US, Tanzania and throughout the UK.

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Hayley Merron Facilitator

Hayley has been facilitating personal and organisational change for over twenty-five years in business, voluntary organisations and in private practice. Her expertise is in enabling people to fully access their potential, live full lives and find satisfaction in their work and relationships.

In recent years Hayley has been supporting people with highly traumatic life experiences to regain the skills, trust and confidence to enjoy life. Hayley is a United Kingdom Council for Psychotherapy Registered Psychotherapist, who runs her own private practice and also works as a freelance coach and facilitator.

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Zoe Phillips Horse Specialist

Zoe and Pam worked together at Nokia Networks where their shared passion for horses, dogs and cream teas guaranteed a successful and long-standing working relationship and friendship. During her 17 years at Nokia Zoe worked at the forefront of customer service, leading the Help Desk team for 5 years and heading Customer Care Services for one of Nokia Networks largest fixed network customers, BT.

As Customer Engagement Manager for West Region she was appointed to take over management of business solutions/operations in Africa and the Middle East. This entailed successfully rolling out revised operating methodology for Technical Support to 11 geographical regions.

An effective project manager, with well-developed leadership skills, Zoe is organised and flexible, demonstrating total commitment to customer service.

Zoe is a British Horse Society Intermediate Instructor and Jump Cross accredited trainer. Having ridden and owned horses all her life she now enjoys competing in all disciplines cross country, dressage and show-jumping with her young horse Holly.

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Elaine Coxon Horse Specialist

Elaine stumbled across Parelli Natural Horsemanship in 2006 and in 2010 headed out to Colorado to spend 12 weeks’ intensive training. She has been teaching ever since, returning twice to the States to continue her education. She is now a 2* Licensed Instructor for Parelli Natural Horsemanship.

Before this Elaine lived in Australia, Hong Kong, Singapore and Germany teaching Decorative Folk Art and painting commissions for children’s furniture. Before travelling abroad Elaine worked in Television Production for an independent television company – HTV West working on a range of programmes.

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